Public art

Calouste Gulbenkian report on civic role of arts organisations

Rethinking Relationships maps the current civic roles of arts organisations in England, examines innovative practice, discusses the challenges and opportunities faced, and makes recommendations, based on 20 case studies from the UK and abroad and the perspectives of arts leaders from or

King’s Fund arts in hospitals

The King’s Fund has published a retrospective reflecting on its commissioning of arts activity in hospitals from 1979 to 2010.

Research report: The role of the modern curator in hospital

A research report by Dr Hilary Moss of the National Centre for Arts & Health, Eire, and funded by the Meath Foundation.

Exposure to nature and art boosts immune system

Researchers have linked positive emotions—especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art, and spirituality—with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that signal the immune system to work harder.

Mike White on arts and health research

A new paper by arts and health researcher Mike White has been published by public art think-tank ixia. It explores the development of research into the role of the arts in NHS and community settings.

Public Art - A Guide to Evaluation: 3rd Edition 2013

ixia has published an updated guidance document to help users of the Toolkit evaluate their public art projects. This document is edited annually in response to changes in UK Government policy.

Restarting Britain 2: Design and Public Services

Over eight months the Design Commission took evidence from leaders across the public, private and design sectors on where design is already contributing to public services and how more can be done.

ixia's 2012 Public Art events papers and recordings

Recordings from ixia’s Public Art and Self-Organisation events and papers from its Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the NPPF events are now available online.

Wellbeing and Place

Edited by Sarah Atkinson, Durham University, UK, Sara Fuller, Durham University, UK and Joe Painter, Durham University, UK

New Writings: Public Art in the contexts of health and regeneration

ixia has commissioned and published the following new essays which look at public art in the contexts of health and regeneration:


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